Capital Security tightened amid terror threat Islamabad


Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police has decided to beef up security of the federal capital and called 1,000 Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel to assist the police at the checkposts.

The decision has been taken following the suicide car bomb blast in the federal capital that left one policeman martyred and 10 injured. ICT Police wrote a letter to interior ministry, demanding 1,000 FC personnel for enhancing security.

Residents are requested to report any suspicious activity on Police Helpline Number 15. The FC officials will be deployed at the checkposts created at 25 locations in Islamabad, to aid the police in enhancing their security and checking procedures.

ICT police tweeted that residents are being checked at different locations, so people are advised to leave from home a bit earlier to reach the destination on time.

Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies have been informed by intelligence officials that a terrorist named Zakir Khan s/o Laiq from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa might try to enter Islamabad for a terrorist activity.

In the wake of a possible terrorist attack , security has been put on high alert in Islamabad, with law enforcement agencies issuing a picture of the likely suicide bomber who might target the capital city.

The development comes days after the US, UK, Saudi Arabian and Australian governments issued advisories to their respective citizens in Pakistan, prohibiting their nationals in the country from visiting a five-star hotel in Islamabad because of the possible threat of a terrorist attack.

The unprecedented advisory and threat alert were issued after a police official embraced martyrdom and several others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a check-up in Sector I-10 of Islamabad.

This was the first suicide attack in the federal capital in more than eight years.

The bombing, claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).